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In Memory: Toney Green December 21, 1947- May 15, 2019 Near West Side neighbors remember a special friend to the community

In Memory: Toney Green December 21, 1947- May 15, 2019 Near West Side neighbors remember a special friend to the community by Sarah Stoner (Plain Press, July 2019)    It’s been a wonder, over the last 10 years or so, to see the surge in affection for our dear Ohio City from the outside world. But … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway by Chuck Hoven    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) held a series of public meetings in April as part of its Citywide Analysis for Long Term Planning. Residents and stakeholders were also invited to provide feedback online at QualitySchoolsforCLEkids.org.     CMSD CEO Eric Gordon outlined the schedule for … Continue reading

Good Friday Service at St. Pat’s

Near West Side’s couple’s love spans across seven decades In memory April 19, 1946 – January 8, 2019 – Judith Ann Peterson Horvath—”Queen of the Boxing Kitchen”

Near West Side’s couple’s love spans across seven decades In memory April 19, 1946 – January 8, 2019 – Judith Ann Peterson Horvath—”Queen of the Boxing Kitchen” (Plain Press, April 2019)    The story of Judith Ann Peterson Horvath and Gary Horvath spans seven decades. It is a love story, the story of a family, … Continue reading

Franklin Circle Church honors members of church’s Christian Women’s Fellowship

St. Patrick’s Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Church on Bridge

Three Near West Side buildings awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits

(January 2019, Plain Press)           On Wednesday December 12th, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $36,057,985 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 28 historic buildings. Ten of those historic buildings were in the Northeast Region and of those ten, three are in the area served by the Plain Press. The awards will … Continue reading

Orchard School hosts Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education meeting

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)        The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education held a meeting at Orchard School on Bailey Avenue in the Ohio City neighborhood on October 23. Orchard Principal Kathryn Francis and CMSD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Gordon noted, to those present, that Orchard had become an Apple Distinguished … Continue reading

Questioning Councilman McCormack’s response to Market Square Park shooting

To the Editor (Plain Press, November 2018)In early October, two members of our near west side community were victims of a crime when they were shot during an argument at Market Square Park. These two people live, work, and volunteer in our community and support their families and friends in our community. You would not know that … Continue reading

West 41st Street Bridge Closure

(Plain Press, October 2018)           On Monday, October 1, 2018, the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works will close West 41st Street Bridge (No. 01.05) over Norfolk Southern Railroad and Train Avenue. The bridge is located about two-tenths of a mile north of Clark Avenue, between Richner Avenue and South Marginal Road.     The closure is required to … Continue reading

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